Taras Shevchenko. Andrushy. Sepia.
[VIII-X 1845]. Sheet 7 of album 1845.
Lower left – ink inscription by Shevchenko hand: andrushy. On the back bottom right – inscription in pencil: wies Andruszy.
Andrushy – village of Perejaslav county, Poltava province. (now flooded by Kaniv reservoir), located near Perejaslav (7 km) towards the Dnieper.
In letter to A. Kozachkovsky from 14.IV 1854 Shevchenko recalls how he together with Kozachkovsky traveled to Andrushy in fall 1845.
Dated on the basis of Kozachkovsky's memories about staying Shevchenko in Perejaslav [see "Kiev Telegraph" on February 26, 1875, № 25].
I. T. Koshovyj in work "T. Shevchenko in Kiev" [K., 1941, p. 19] mistakenly dates this picture in 1846.
In the literature mentioned under the name "Andrushy. Landscape from a dam" [A. Novitsky. Taras Shevchenko as a painter. – Lviv-Moscow, 1914, p. 51, № 151].
N. P. Prokopenko
After publication: Taras Shevchenko Complete works in 10 volumes. – Kyiv: ed. Academy of sciences of UkrSSR, 1961, Vol. 7, part 2, № 211 (image), p. 15 (note).
Please be aware that a wooden church, shown in the figure, transported from the zone of flooding and is now in Perejaslav museum of folk architecture.